BACKGROUND & LEGACY

AMERICAN RYE WHISKEY HISTORY BORN IN LANCASER CO, PA.

“The Bomberger Distillery Complex (just over 5 miles from Stoll & Wolfe) represents the transformation of whiskey distilling from a seasonal agricultural enterprise into a large-scale industry specializing in the year- round production of distilled spirits.” -National Register Historic Places

  • The site has a documented history of spirit production since 1753. Bomberger's was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, declared a National Historic Landmark in 1980, and was America's smallest commercial distiller at the time of its 1989 closure.

  • The National Register of Historic Places lists Bomberger’s Distillery amongst the most significant locations in American Manufacturing History amongst the original Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Georgia, Duke Homestead and Tobacco Factory in North Carolina, and the Milton Hershey Mansion. 

FULL 250+ YEARS OF LOCAL WHISKEY HISTORY TIMELINE HERE

NATIONAL REGISTER HISTORIC PLACES

National Register of Historic Places Nomination: The distillation of spirituous liquors is a major American industry, and the Bomberger Distillery, whose origins can be traced back to 1753 is both the Nation’s oldest distillery and a primary extant example of the small scale commercial distilling operations which enabled the United States...to become “the world’s largest producer and largest consumer of whiskey.”  Click Here for Full 1975 Submission – PA Historical & Museum Commission.